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EPISODE 121: Black Mothers are Dying  - And It’s a Scandal says Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord

EPISODE 121: Black Mothers are Dying - And It’s a Scandal says Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord

May 7, 2021

Today we  have an important episode  with Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord. Its the first time I have had two women in the guest chair. We discuss female maternal health and Black and Brown Community.  We are in crisis. In our conversation we talk about what is going on and what is needed.  

So grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to these two amazing and inspiring women. 

JENNIE JOSEPH  is one of the most well-known and respected midwives and advocates worldwide for family-centered healthcare. She is widely accepted as a hero in birthing circles because of the positive outcomes she has seen through her simple yet profoundly successful model of prenatal care known as The JJ Way®. Joseph is a British-trained midwife who moved to the United States in 1989 and has worked as an independent midwife in Florida since then. The JJ Way® is a midwifery model of care that simplifies prenatal care, removing barriers to care in a medical system which is known for having many hoops to jump through.

 

MARS LORD: Award winning doula and birth activist Mars Lord has been a birth keeper for well over a decade.  She has had the privilege of working with hundreds of families. A birth activist, with a desire to see the ‘colouring in of the landscape of birth’ and finding out the reasons for the maternal and neonatal morbidity rates amongst the BAME community, Mars created Abuela Doulas a doula preparation course primarily, but not exclusively, for women of colour. Her desire for reproductive justice led to the creation of the ‘Reproductive Justice Retreat’. Mars was recently recognised in the Mayor of London's Hidden Credits campaign and continues to speak out for cultural safety and reproductive justice. 

 

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EPISODE 120: Let’s call this Post Pandemic Goals.- My 7 Step guide

EPISODE 120: Let’s call this Post Pandemic Goals.- My 7 Step guide

May 1, 2021

This week's Episode is about creating our life post pandemic. We cant go back we want to move forward. Let's set some goals - which seems easy to do but how do you make sure you can achieve them.  I am sharing with you how to go about doing it in 7 steps.  You do not want to miss this episode. 

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EPISODE 119: Black Women - We Are Grieving, so What Can We Do?

EPISODE 119: Black Women - We Are Grieving, so What Can We Do?

April 24, 2021

What a week this has been for us, it's alot and we cannot ignore the impact on us. In this solo episode, I share with you the grieving process to help us understand the place that so  many of us  are in right now,  to help us.  And I shares some ideas on what we can do to address what is happening to us. I am hoping you will find it helpful and take some time to look after yourself with one or some of the suggested actions. 

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Episode 117: Finding Love in COVID times Damona Hoffman spills the deets.

Episode 117: Finding Love in COVID times Damona Hoffman spills the deets.

April 18, 2021

Get your cup of tea , or go for a walk and listen to this weeks episode of She's Got Drive. 

This week on #shesgotdrivepodcast is Damona Hoffman is a certified dating coach, radio host, and TV personality. We talk about dating, relationships and our expectations of relationships.

More on Damona … she starred in the TV series #BlackLove and A Question of Love on FYI TV (A & E Networks), she hosts the Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman Radio Show & Podcast, plus she is the Love Expert for BET.com. Damona was also a finalist for iDate’s Best Dating Coach of 2014 and 2016, has been named one of the top dating experts in LA by DatingAdvice.com, and she’s made hundreds of media appearances on NBC, Fox, Animal Planet, SiriusXM, Woman’s Day Magazine, Essence Magazine, People Magazine and more.

 

If you want to get in contact with Damona you can find her at: damonahoffman.com

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EPISODE 118: Jennie Joseph on Saving Black Mothers.

EPISODE 118: Jennie Joseph on Saving Black Mothers.

April 17, 2021

For Black Mothers and Mothers of Black and Brown babies/children. This week as we acknowledge Black Women's Health week I am reposting Jennie Joseph. 

Get your cup of tea , or go for a walk and listen to this weeks episode of She's Got Drive. 

Jennie Joseph,  CEO of Commonsense Childbirth based in Florida, has worked tirelessly through her The JJ Way™ method  to educate, empowerment and support women to have healthy pregnancies and babies.  

America has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. More than two women die every day in the USA from pregnancy-related causes, and 3 to 4 times as many Black women as White are at-risk or die during pregnancy. We have read and heard of Serena Williams experience and the challenge that Beyonce has - the issues for Black women cross socio economic  boundaries - it is real and we all need to know what is happening. Raising awareness about this preventable issue gives a platform to Black women to share their experiences, and educates and empowers communities to push for change.

Jennie is  a national speaker, motivator, and author. She has  been featured in documentaries  about this important issue, has  hosted her own radio talk show and is a regular guest on other shows. I...

In this episode 

  • Hear her  thoughts on what success means to her and her personal journey.
  • and how her success was more organic , verses  being planned,  through the challenge of transitioning as a midwife from the UK to the US.
  • Jennie  shares how she could not ignore the calling to work on behalf of underserved women and babies and the terrible maternal health outcomes in the US, that are often unknown and the impact on black women and families.
  • How her personal painful experience lead her to start her journey as an entrepreneur and lessons learned. 

For more on Jennie Joseph and her work go to https://www.commonsensechildbirth.org or follow Jennie on Instagram @iamjenniejoseph

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Episode 116: Renae Bluitt on Black Women and their Pathway to Freedom

Episode 116: Renae Bluitt on Black Women and their Pathway to Freedom

April 2, 2021

YES we are back with my first interview of this return season - Renae Bluitt. remember when Issa Rae said " I'm rooting for everybody Black" - well this is Renae but add Black women. She really is a stand for Black women living and being their best selves. We had a fantastic conversation when I sat down with her last summer. 

Renae L. Bluitt is a Brooklyn, New York-based filmmaker, digital content creator, and branding expert who serves as an advocate for Black women’s accurate representation in the media. With over a decade of experience, Renae has gained valuable insight into Black women entrepreneur’s narratives — a passion that she recently channeled into her first film as Creator and Executive Producer of the documentary, “She Did That.” which premiered at the ESSENCE Music Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, UK/Ireland, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. The film, which offers an up close and personal look at Black women entrepreneurs, addresses topics like the funding gap for women of color.

 

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EPISODE 115 :Return of the Mc

EPISODE 115 :Return of the Mc

March 26, 2021

After 6 months I am back!! She's Got Drive is in full effect and ready to inspire you again with the Black women's stories that matter.  It's been a time and I share with you what I have learned in the last 6 months and what I am doing differently. 

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Episode114: Marie Burgos followed her passion and became an award winning interior designer

Episode114: Marie Burgos followed her passion and became an award winning interior designer

September 14, 2020

On this weeks episode of She's Got Drive we have Marie Burgos. Marie is a Multi-award winning French designer. Her acclaimed work with top clientele in residential and commercial properties has been featured in dozens of publications focusing her unique vision on the interior.Marie Burgos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Paris, an Interior Design Degree from New York University, and is a certified Feng Shui Master. Fluent in French, she has lived and worked in Paris, London, and New York.

  • In this episode we cover so much ground from
  • her courage to lave her job an fellow her passion,
  • to the power of feng shui and
  • what turns a house into our home.
  • We also discuss the pandemics the is plaguing us at this time and its impact.

This is the first of a two part interview with Marie because we have so much to talk about . 

To contact Marie Burgos: https://www.instagram.com/marieburgos.design/

 https://www.marieburgosdesign.com/marie-burgos-design-interior

 

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Episode 113: What has been Driving me this week: - August as a Bridge 2020

Episode 113: What has been Driving me this week: - August as a Bridge 2020

August 21, 2020

Welcome to another edition of She’s Got Drive: What's been driving me this week!! It's a SGD short.  

This week I talk about - What if August is a time to review where we are in this crazy 2020 so that we can figure out how we are going to take the rest of 2020. It's has been so challenging we feel out of control - so what can we do to get some of that back? And can we also start to get our eye on 2021. So this is my musing and sharing if August is a bridge what might be possible for the rest of the year. 

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Episode 112 : Jodie Patterson - Says Bold Mothering is Activism

Episode 112 : Jodie Patterson - Says Bold Mothering is Activism

August 14, 2020

This week our guest is Jodie Patterson  - MOTHER  SOciAL ACTIVIST ENTREPRENEUR  and AUTHOR author of The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation  and more recently A Boy Named Penelope

What a moving and inspiring conversation we have together. We talk about mothering in its broadest sense, redefining how we mother, and how we talk to our children about race. And of course mothering as activism.

Jodie has been lauded for her activist work by Hillary Clinton, The Advocate, Family Circle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and Yahoo!, among others. She sits on the board of a number of gender/family/human rights organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, and is a sought-after public speaker addressing a wide range of audiences about identity, gender, beauty, and entrepreneurship. Patterson was appointed by the United Nations as a Champion of Change. 

 

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